Ofgem Reveals New FiTs Figures
Ofgem has published the latest feed-in tariff (Fit) figures, which reveals the scheme’s activity between 1 October to 31 December 2011, and since its launch back in April 2010.
It’s been 21 months since FiTs were launched, and in that time 147,112 renewable energy installations have been registered as of 31 December 2011.
Of the total 147,112 registrations, in excess of 65,000 installations were registered in the last three months, which equates to a total installed capacity of more than 661MW since the scheme was first introduced. That’s an increase of almost 110% on the previous figure of 316MW from 30 September.
Following the trend, solar PV continues to prove its worth as the most popular of all the renewable energy technologies. So much so, from the 1 October to the end of December, photovoltaic panels represented the largest percentage with a massive 99% of all installations being attributed to solar electricity. With 65,930 over the course of the three months, it’s the largest quarterly uptake in the history of FiTs.
As of 31 December, PV installations in Scotland accounted for the greatest increase, from 31% from 1 October to 46%. Nationally, the Southwest and Southeast are the regions with the highest installed capacity across Britain.
It’s likely that the high level of national uptake can be attributed to the Department of Energy and Climate Change comprehensive review in October, as well as the tariff rate changes that occurred in mid December.
Between 1 October and 31 December, a total of 35,937,530.86 in FiT payments were due to generators, according to Ofgem calculations.